Mental Health and Well-being support
Hub of Hope
If you need support and just don't know where to turn to the Hub of Hope website (or App) provides lots of useful information and can signpost you to local support. It also will signpost you if you need immediate help with a list of numbers you can call.
Barnardo's 'See Hear Respond' service
This service has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.
See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub (link below).
Every Mind Matters website
Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
Schools Educational Psychology helpline: 0191 6438739
Is your child old enough to be left at home alone or allowed out alone?
The NSPCC has produced a useful guide for parents to assist you in deciding whether your child is ready to be left home alone for short periods or allowed out unaccompanied.